As some of you probably know, I recently published my first fantasy book, “Forces and the Malachite Stone.” I’m self-published, and boy has it been a lot of work. At first, the idea of selling our book-babies at such a low price is horrifying, but the more you learn about marketing as a self-publisher, the more you realize that deals and promotions are your friend. After all, I’m the same way when it comes to buying a book. Give me that deal, baby.
So, if you’re questioning whether or not you should keep your book-baby selling at it’s normal cost at all times, it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try and see if you reach more readers at a lower price. Besides, that’s what we want, right, for more people to read and enjoy our books.
Currently, mine is available on four platforms at 0.99. Amazon and Kindle remain 8.95; so, you don’t have to change the price on all platforms. If you’re interested, give it a try, and if you’d like an adventure-filled fantasy to snuggle up with during the week or upcoming weekend, give Forces a try.
As always, happy writing!
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4 thoughts on “Why I’m Selling for 0.99”
Typo on your first page preview , it appears. “Chimney’s” looks like it’s supposed to be plural not possessive?
Thank you for noticing. I’m beginning to really hate apostrophes! 🙂 As hard as we went over it, it looks like that wasn’t caught, unfortunately.
Any feedback on sales at the lower price vs normal price?
You have to really advertise the 0.99 several days in advance. If you think about it, depending on what medium your followers are on, they may not see it one to two days in advance and could miss the sale by the time it goes back up. So I’d plan for at least a week of advertising from this point on, and then promote it again with another price drop later. The benefit is that the readers who were a bit reluctant purchased; and that’s what it’s all about, getting them to read it and hopefully enjoy it. The overall benefit of dropping the price is to increase sales, i.e., more readers, willingly forgoing monetary profit for the return of these readers – *caveat: this only happens if you have an audience of readers to reach. That is why growing an audience is so important. It’s easier to see the difference of lower and normal prices with a larger audience. Also, unless you have a huge following, the financial aspect won’t be that dramatically different in the long run, so it’s worth it to get a jump start. Hope that helps. 🙂